Announcing LinkedIn Talent Pipeline – manage all of your talent leads, in one place, powered by LinkedIn
Today we are announcing a powerful new solution to help companies more quickly and efficiently recruit top talent. LinkedIn Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to create a single place to grow, track and stay connected with all of their talent leads, whether sourced on LinkedIn or not. Those leads are connected to their LinkedIn profiles, creating a truly unique solution by tapping into the data and insights of the LinkedIn network.
Customers have talked to us about the opportunity to take recruiting to the next level by building a pipeline of leads that they can tap into on demand—the right talent at the right time. But they have also told us about the growing challenge of managing so many leads, from so many sources, effectively.
For candidates who formally apply for a job, the company’s ATS does a good job of tracking activity. But for more passive talent that hasn’t applied, the solution is most often a spreadsheet. If you are crunching numbers, spreadsheets are great, but they don’t help you build a pool of talent that can be tracked, nurtured and shared across a team. The other obstacle, that neither spreadsheets nor other database solutions have solved, is keeping information up-to-date. The moment someone changes positions, the resume in the database goes stale.
Recruiters are already using LinkedIn a as primary source to find talent as well as obtain the latest information about them. Why not make it simple and put the leads and the network together into one place that is an extension of what you’re already using? That’s exactly what Talent Pipeline does: all of your leads, from any source, can be managed on the Recruiter platform and enhanced with the insights of the LinkedIn professional network.
How it Works
Import leads and resumes from any source, either one at a time or in bulk from a spreadsheet or folder of resumes. Leads are automatically connected to their LinkedIn record and can be searched, tracked, and shared across the team, just like any profile sourced on LinkedIn.
Connect leads to their profiles and bring them to life with up-to-date data and insights only available from LinkedIn: recommendations, activity updates, shared connections and groups, and more. Use this information to help you evaluate and build a relationship with a promising lead. New tools for tagging and tracking source and status will help organize and manage talent in the pipeline.
Find just the people you want with powerful new search filters that let you search by status, activity conducted on a lead, and within the data your team is creating, such as tags and notes.
Use pipeline reports to manage the health of recruiting efforts and share updates with hiring managers. The chart below is an example of the type of insights available, including number of leads added for a particular role, top sources of leads, and the status of leads in the pipeline.
So, how much will it cost?
Another exciting announcement is that features described above will be includedin the standard Recruiter seat license, at no additional charge. A new LinkedIn Talent Pipeline seat will also be available, at a lower price, for the members of the recruiting team that aren’t using Recruiter. All users are connected to the same pipeline of talent, on the Recruiter platform,so you can truly work as a team on recruiting.
Where can you learn more?
LinkedIn Talent Pipeline will be available in the first half of 2012. The resources below provide more information and will be updated as we get closer to the release:
- Visit talent.linkedin.com/talentpipeline for videos, webcast signup, and on-going updates
- Watch CEO Jeff Weiner’s keynote and the Talent Pipeline demo by VP of Product Management, David Hahn
- Your LinkedIn Relationship Manager can provide additional resources and insights
- If you are at Talent Connect Vegas, visit the product showcase area for a live demo!